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Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Winterthur
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Surrounded by lush gardens, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library houses an eclectic collection of artworks and everyday items from the past. The 404 hectare (1000 acre) estate used to be the home of antiques collector and botanist Henry Francis du Pont. He established the museum, and its collection kept growing even after his death in 1969. Although the museum displays about 90,000 artifacts from all over the world, its main focus is on American cultural heritage. The library holds hundreds of thousands of publications, including some very rare books and periodicals. The museum garden has more than 7,500 plant species and features play areas for kids and families. Using our international travel planner, Winterthur attractions like Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We visited in the winter and were very pleased with the tour of the house and rooms inside. Most impressive was George and Martha Washington's china service. A great peak into how the rich and wealthy...  more »
  • Expected the home & gardens to be more opulent. Although certainly grand, it seemed very livable & welcoming. Our docent was wonderful & handled everyone's questions expertly. Compared to other histor...  more »
  • this is a little jewel. the grounds are beautiful and the parking is adequate. depending on the weather you can stroll for hours through the gardens. the gift shop is a must stop as they have some uni...  more »